Doctors soon diagnosed the rash as psoriasis, but were shocked to see the condition in someone as young as Charlie. “We were told she was one of the youngest patients with psoriasis that the dermatologist had ever seen,” Ashley explained.
Psoriasis affects over 125 million people across the globe. Doctors believe that a problem in the immune system is responsible for the illness. While its severity differs from case to case, the condition always causes flaky, red areas of skin that can lead to irritation.
The ailment is often congenital, but factors such as food intolerances, stress and skin injuries can act as triggers for the condition. Unfortunately, there is no cure, although sufferers can treat their symptoms.